and the Lost Magic
by Cameron Chittock & Amanda Castillo
Mapmakers and the Lost Magic is the first in a trilogy of middle-grade graphic novels published by Random House Graphic.
When a young girl discovers a magical map, she has the chance to become a Mapmaker and bring harmony to her downtrodden Valley. She only has to find her way past the town's overlords first...
"In their debut, Chittock and Castillo weave a quaint tale of courage and friendship brimming with a fruitful sense of whimsy. Intriguingly good." - Kirkus
"This first volume is filled with thrills and adventure, appealing to readers of all ages." - School Library Journal
"With a clever magical system that emphasizes tenets of authenticity and artistry as sources of power, this adventure about 'embracing the challenge' offers a fresh perspective." - Publishers Weekly
and the Enchanted Mountain
On Sale April 25, 2023
After saving the Valley from the Night Coats, is the newest Mapmaker ready to take the next step and save the rest of the world?
Being a Mapmaker is just as adventurous and magical as Alidade thought it would be. With the help of Lewis and Blue, they’re ready to restore magic to the rest of the world outside the Valley and find out what happened to the Memris, the guardians that disappeared when the Night Coats took over.
When the trio comes across Cado, a young boy who brings them to his hidden Mountain village, they soon learn that not everyone is as happy to meet a Mapmaker or a Memri as they thought they would be. Things go from bad to worse when the Night Coats show up nearby, and Alidade realizes she is running out of time.
Alidade is determined to prove her worth as a Mapmaker and bring balance to the Mountain . . . but at what price?
Cameron Chittock is the writer of the Mapmakers graphic novel series. When he’s not writing, he enjoys coaching basketball, reading comics of all kinds, and exploring New England with his family.
"Chittock & Castillo use cartography as a beautiful metaphor to understanding self, surroundings, and story magic."
-David Petersen (Mouse Guard)
"Mapmakers perfectly captures that urgent breathless feeling of adventure just beyond one's gaze, and posits that rising to it can help bring about a world that is kinder, more expansive, and grounded in community. A beautifully written and rendered delight from the first page."
–Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes)
“Mapmakers and the Lost Magic is a beautiful book that delivers wisdom with humor and magic. A fun, sensitive, rebellious story with characters that dream big! My favorite.”